Our Team

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Greg Porter

Assistant Director

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GREGORY PORTER is the Assistant Director of Ross/West View EMSA. He has been employed at Ross/West View EMSA since 1996. Greg also serves as the Fire Chief in the Borough of Etna. He is a member of PA ST-1 which provides Urban Search and Rescue services. This team is out of Region 13 and PEMA. He also served 11 years as a Flight Paramedic for Stat-Medevac and 7 years as a Response Team Paramedic for Saint Margaret’s Hospital. Mr. Porter has several emergency response certifications including FEMA Medical Specialist and FEMA Rescue Specialist for USAR, Firefighter-2, Fire Instructor-2, and Fire Officer-4. He is nationally certified in various rescue disciplines from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006 standards. He is nationally certified as a Paramedic (NREMT-P) through the National Registry System. He has presented at various conferences on technical and operational issues and on management styles and relations. He holds an Associate Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and A Masters of Business Administration. Mr. Porter is a lifelong resident of Etna Borough where he lives with his wonderful wife and four sons.

EMT-P, NREMT-P, AS, BS, MBA, DOH Instructor, PA Fire Academy Suppression Instructor

Chief of the Etna Volunteer Fire Department – 25 years of service

Assistant Director of Ross/West View EMSA – 24 years of service Started at Ross/West View in 1996

Member of PA ST-1 USAR team out of Region 13 and PEMA – 14 years

Flight Paramedic for Stat-Medevac for 11 years (2000 – 2011)

Response Team Paramedic for Saint Margaret’s Hospital for 7 years (1993 – 2000)

FEMA certified Medical and Rescue Specialist for USAR

Associates in Business Management –

Bachelors of Science in Public Administration –

Masters of Business Administration

A lifelong resident of Etna Borough where I still live with my wonderful wife and 4 sons

Firefighter-2, Fire Instructor-1, Fire Officer-4, nationally certified in various rescue disciplines from NFPA 1006 standards, nationally certified as a Paramedic (NREMT-P)

I have presented at various conferences on technical and operational issues. I have also presented at various conferences on management styles and relations.

Vice-Chairman Allegheny County EMS Council

Vice President EMS West Executive Board of Directors

North Hills Technical Rescue Team Chief

Councilman for Etna Borough

What I love about Ross/West View EMSA

Always challenged to learn and train

Aggressive and compassionate medical care

We take medical care to the patient no matter what situation they are in – we are coming

Very family oriented and promotes lifelong relations with our coworkers